We took a break from our beloved fictional characters yesterday to talk about a great event I was part of on the weekend instead. If you haven’t read about it already, you can get all caught up here.
But today we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming. Even though “My Life as a Movie Tuesday” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, I just couldn’t let the week go by without recapping our awesome blog-iversary week and linking it, somehow, to an awesome party from the silver screen. Here we go!
Last week I:
- Had a ginormous party where I got to spend time with a bunch of my favourite people including;
- John Cusack and;
- Felt like I got closer to, and appreciated, a new bunch of awesome people too
So, last week, my life as a movie was “Say Anything”.
Specifically, the party scene in “Say Anything” where Lloyd Dobler takes Diane Court for their first date.
As Andrew Willis says on the scenestealers movie blog, “I will make almost any excuse to put a John Cusack movie on a list, but the graduation party in Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut has the perfect vibe.”
I agree, Andrew! Everyone at that party chilled together and enjoyed each other’s company, regardless of which clique (or, in our case, corner of the internet) they came from. So many party scenes in movies have tension and angst and groups feeling left out; I’ll have none of that here, thank you very much, and I’m pretty sure Lloyd Dobler would never stand for it either.
That’s not to say that a little party related angst can’t make for a hugely entertaining movie moment: the party in another 80s classic, “16 Candles” comes to mind.
What are some of your favourite movie parties? Do you like Ron Burgandy cannon-balling into a pool in “Anchorman”, or are martinis with Nick and Nora in “The Thin Man” more your speed? Let me know in the comments!